NASA will hold a teleconference press briefing on Thursday, April 21, to detail its latest advancements in solar electric propulsion for deep-space missions . The briefing will begin at 11:30 a.m. EDT (1530 GMT) on NASA's News Audio page, and will be embedded below if possible once it goes live. (Note: The window below will play NASA TV until the briefing time.)
"Tuesday’s award of a contract to Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc. for the design and development of an advanced electric propulsion system is the latest SEP milestone. A new electric propulsion system could significantly advance the nation's commercial space capabilities, and enable future deep space missions, including NASA's Journey to Mars."
The teleconference participants will be:
- Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate in Washington
- Bryan Smith, director of the Space Flight Systems Directorate at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland